A special collaboration between the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and Kim Samuel, Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID).

Building on the success of our Fall Series, we are honoured to announce the first of our lectures to take place during Winter 2017. The series showcases inspiring personal and organizational stories about overcoming social isolation. We invite you to help us explore the power and role of social connectedness in today’s challenging global context by joining us for a convivial and casual evening of dialogue.

How the Activism of Women is Building Connectedness and Community
February 8, 2017 – 5pm-7pm

On January 21st, 2017, women across the United States and around the world marched together. Beyond the mantra of “women’s rights are human rights,” activists were also united against threats to immigrants, Muslims and other faith minorities, LGBTQIA, Indigenous and racialized people, and people with disabilities, among other marginalized groups. The organizers’ mission stated: “We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”

This discussion at the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation on February 8th will explore feminist perspectives on how to build connected societies and ways in which women in communities around the world can continue not only to defend their own rights, but also the rights of other marginalized voices.

Guest speakers: Eliane Ubalijoro, Professor of Practice, Institute for the Study of International Development; Julie Kon Kam King, Associate Director of Programs, Equitas

Moderator: Kim Samuel, Professor of Practice, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

Event Details

February 8, 2017 – 5pm-7pm

All events will be in English and are open to the public.
Food and refreshments will be served.

Reservations are not necessary for this event.


Jeanne Sauvé House
1514 Docteur-Penfield Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1B9
Tel: 514.848.9292
[email protected]

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